Huda's Salon

Director: Hany Abu-Assad
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World premiered at Toronto International Film Festival
Helmed by the Academy Award nominee and the Golden Globe-winning director Hany Abu-Assad.
One of the largest pan-Arab film productions.
Headlined by a star-studded cast with international films: Ali Suliman (The Looming Tower, Paradise Now, Chronicals of a Disappearance), and Maisa Abd Elhadi ((3000 Nights, The Reports on Sarah and Salim, and The Worthy).
The film is inspired by real life events that also contain contradictions and battles between betrayal and loyalty.
A feminist thriller.
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2021/ Palestine - Egypt - Netherlands - Qatar88 min / Drama, Thriller
Original Title
Saloon Huda
Based on real events, Huda’s Salon is a heart-racing, entertaining feminist thriller, where two women fight for their freedom. Nadia, a young mother married to a jealous man, goes to Huda’s salon in Bethlehem, for a haircut and an attentive ear. But this ordinary visit turns sour when Huda, after having put Nadia in a shameful situation, blackmails her to have her work for the secret service of the occupiers, and thus betray her people.
Ali Suliman
Samer Bisharat
Maisa Abd Elhadi
Manal Awad
Screenwriter: Hany Abu-Assad
DOP: Ehab Assal
Peter Flinckenberg
Editor: Eyas Salman
Production Company(ies)
H&A Production
Lagoonie Film Production
Film Clinic
MAD Solutions
Key Films
Mohamed Hefzy
Hany Abu-Assad
Amira Diab
film festivals
Toronto International Film Festival, Canada
Red Sea Film Festival, KSA
“The conversation, shot in an impressive continuous take and teeming with warmth, underscores the similarities between Reem and Huda, two sharp women with firm convictions.” Lovia Gyarkye - Hollywood Reporter

“Hany Abu-Assad’s latest is a brisk and efficient thriller.” Wendy Ide - Screendaily

“Hany Abu-Assad’s blistering new film “Huda’s Salon,” a fearless statement on gender oppression shaped as an edge-of-your-seat thriller.” Carlos Aguilar - The Playlist

“Long live the socially minded political thriller! Thanks to filmmaker Hany Abu-Assad, this long-underserved sub-genre––once perfected by directors like Hitchcock, Pakula, and Weir––feels briefly resurrected thanks to his new picture Huda’s Salon” Dan Mecca - The Film Stage